Had time to do one more card that works for both of the MFT challenges this week: sketch and color.
Had a lot of fun doing the background of strips of the correct color of card, then colored using those colors, as well.
I thought about using the full panel for the background, then figured I would show a way to cut it down, so it’s the same size as a small slimline, so perfectly follows the sketch challenge, while still being an A2 sized card. My piece was cut down first to just show a white border around the edges of an A2 card, then I cut it to 3 inches wide. Had fun changing it up.
Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today! Enjoy the rest of your day.
The WeCraftCard.com challenge for this week was to make a card that shows why you are you, with your favorite color. The answer to that is God is who makes me and gives me purpose, so I went with the purpose He gave me: to encourage others. Added the MFT Color challenge into it, as teal is my favorite color, in it’s many shades.
So, as I usually encourage others with a card and/or a smile, I made a card, with some teal, that hopefully will bring a smile to someone’s face. This adorable set is from MFT and was designed by Birdie Brown. Now why any of the sets Birdie Brown designed would ever be retired is beyond me, as they are timeless, but apparently they retired this one. I used all the colors from the MFT color challenge in it and had some fun coloring, as well. Used alcohol markers on it, as well as pencils on the colored card.
It is a slimline card, which is what their sketch was. This cute stamp set is from MFT, as well. Had fun making both the background and coloring this cute giraffe on a pogo stick. Adding this into the SimonSaysStampBlog Wednesday challenge, as well.
As I’m hosting the WeCraftCard.com challenge next week, I’ll give you a hint that this is one of my examples. Won’t tell you what the challenge entails, however.
Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today! Go enjoy the rest of your weekend and thank God for the many ways He has blessed you.
It’s always fun to go out and play in the rain. Okay, I live in the desert, so maybe I enjoy rainy days more than most, as they are rare. But, I love splashing in puddles and just letting the rain fall on me.
For the Double D challenge, you had to have showers and flowers, so in addition to my two orange flowers on the base, I added 3 orange flowers in the shaker with some orange, blue and silver (gray) sequins.
The picture doesn’t show sparkle, but the metal parts of the umbrella and the handle, as well as the bottom of her boots and eyes all have some sparkle. Also added sparkle to the blue and orange flowers on the bottom. The picture makes the centers of those flowers look green, but it’s a blue.
I hope this card encourages you. Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today.
I can’t stand to waste and I really liked the front panel I did for Easter card attempt 2, so used what I had cut out of that panel to make another card. Embossed the cross again, but on that panel, this time. Did it on white again, too. Inked another base card with blue, then put it all together. Yes, I’m putting this in all 3 challenges, again: Mod Squad, MFT sketch and MFT color.
This one makes me happy, too. It’s a peaceful reminder of the truth of who Jesus is and who I am because of what He did for me.
Decided to try another Easter card. It’s my favorite time of the year, as it’s why I have hope, so had to find a good way to share that.
For this one, I used some Distress Oxide inks to blend the front panel and the front of the base card. Oh, this made me so much happier. I embossed the cross on the base card, after doing the ink blending, in a copper embossing powder. The lily needed to stand out, at least the one, so embossed it again on white card. Cut that one out and popped it up. Used a Silhouette torn rectangle die on the front panel, so you could see the cross.
This I like. Sigh of contentment.
Thanks for checking back in with me. I’ll be adding this to the MFT sketch challenge, color challenge, and the Mod Squad challenge.
Cut a sunburst stencil using my Silhouette and attempted to blend the light yellow, with the bright pink, like a sunrise. I’m not too happy with the way it turned out. Oh well.
I stamped the lamb first, then cut a sticky note for my hill, a mask for the lamb, as well as some clouds. Laid my stencil over the top and started inking from the center with the yellow, then the pink. Took the stencil off and did my best to use the blue in between, on all the white areas. After inking, I pulled off all the masks, then inked my hill. I wasn’t happy with it, so added some marks with my alcohol markers. It wasn’t great, so added a bit more of the green with a sponge just lightly dabbing. It’s better than it was. Added a bit of very light brownish gray to my lamb and layered the whole panel on a bright pink base.
Not perfect, but you get the idea. Jesus, the sacrificial lamb for my sins. So very glad He gave me the opportunity to know Him.
Thank you for spending some of your valuable time with me today!
I used the Beautiful Bloom flower stamp, as well as a stencil from Hero Arts and an embossing folder from Spellbinders. Used alcohol markers to color the flowers. The smaller flowers are from a Birdie Brown set that has been discontinued. It’s sad that they discontinue these adorable sets so quickly, but I’m glad I’ve got many of them, as I can continue to use them. Used the Lawn Fawn Magic Picture Changer for this one, to add some fun. Now, I will say, the inside doesn’t slide right until I cut it down a bit. Not sure if I fold on their score lines wrong, or what, but that’s what I have to do. Then again, maybe if I use a lighter weight card stock it would work better. I’ll have to try that.
I came up with lots of ideas for it, but have been too busy to make much, so didn’t get to any of them, until today. Here’s what I came up with:
Embossed the MFT Mandala background stamp, which appears to have been retired, with clear ink on a light yellow card. Inked the bright green ink on top, which really looks dark and blue in the picture, but isn’t. Used some of the Coral Crush card for backgrounds with the Razzle Berry stamping on top. Granted, the “beautiful” die was a really close pink glitter paper. Used the Beautiful stamp set and die for the sentiment, which also appear to have been retired. Retired, or not, these are great sets.
Thanks for spending some of your valuable time with me today.